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Techno-nationalism is shaping the future of your internet

Jane Li

In September 1987, a laboratory in China sent an email to a German university—the first-ever email the world received from the Communist country. It read: “Across the Great Wall, we can reach every corner of the world.” That same month, 33 years later, two Chinese-developed apps, WeChat and TikTok, faced the prospect of being shut…

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